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Fast Five: Seasfire



Answers by Josh Thorn

How did you meet and what’s the story behind your band name?

I met Joe and Dave in college, James was more of an acquaintance as we had met when we were in other bands. We just decided to start writing a few songs together, and the band formed from that initial experimentation.

The band name is obviously a play on words. I remember hearing the word ceasefire on the news and it stuck with me. We changed it so that it incorporates two powerful but contrasting elements. It seemed to represent the way we were writing songs, as back then it was very different to what we had all done previously, so it made a lot of sense to us.

How would you describe your music?

I really struggle with this one. It started out quite sparse and melancholic, but then things grew and become more electronic and anthemic. We’re now reining that back so future songs will be the best of both worlds. We need to get back to what we do best.

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

So far this year we have been writing. At the start of last year we used to churn out a few songs every week, but that has slowed down now as the writing process is more time consuming. We also released two singles, one on vinyl, one on download. We’re off to record some more in July with David Hentschel, he has the most insane discography. We’re also playing a few festivals and then hopefully some shows in the Autumn, then we’ll release another EP.

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

When I think duet I think of male/female vocals so I’m going to choose Hayley Williams from Paramore. I just don’t think many people would say her, they’d go for someone more obvious but I think we could compliment each other if we sang or wrote together.

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

It has to be Jeff Buckley – Grace. I’m answering for all of us really, there are a few others I would consider personally, but I know that I am speaking for the band when I say this record. It has everything in there, elation, sadness, longing, anger, love – it is all conveyed in an ethereal way. The performances are amazing, every track leaves a lasting impression. James our drummer has even said he feels something quite spiritual about it… Deep I know!